Former Child Residents

The Sisters of Nazareth cared for needy children from 1888 to 1980.  This ministry was provided initially at the request of Bishops, and then Government agencies.  The following Houses provided care for children:


Ballarat (Victoria)

  • Nazareth House Ballarat
  • St Joseph's Sebastopol

Camberwell (Victoria)

  • Nazareth House Camberwell 

 Christchurch (New Zealand)

  • Nazareth House Christchurch
  • St Joseph's Middleton
  • St Joseph's Halswell 

Geraldton (Western Australia)

  • Nazareth House Geraldton 

 Wynnum (Queensland)

  • Nazareth House Wynnum


Enquiries and Information

For enquiries or information, please refer to the attached documents.

All documentation is held at the Regional Archives at Nazareth House Camberwell (email

The procedure can be downloaded through this link.


Truth Justice and Healing Council

The Truth Justice and Healing Council was established to engage with the Royal Commission into Child Sex Abuse on behalf of the Catholic Church in Australia, and to provide advice to Church leadership on issues emerging from the work of the Commission. 

The guidelines can be downloaded through this link.